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No pit stops, no problem for Setzer at Mansfield

Dennis Setzer used a no-pit-stop strategy at rainy Mansfield this past weekend, and the payoff was huge: The veteran driver scored his first Craftsman Truck Series victory in almost two years.

Updated: May 30, 2007, 2:33 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

The route to victory this holiday weekend was through gutsy calls in the pits, or rather bypassing them altogether. Dario Franchitti stayed on the track late with an eye on stormy skies and won the Indianapolis 500, and Casey Mears gambled on fuel and became a surprising winner at the Coca-Cola 600.

Then there was Dennis Setzer on Saturday, avoiding the pits late. And early. And before and after three lengthy rain delays.

To the disbelief of some of his competition, the Craftsman ...

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